May 22, 2018
"If one were to ask whether Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson personally were Christians, the answer, as best we can judge from what they have said, is no. Nonetheless, they produced something that had some sort of Christian framework because they were producing it out of the Christian consensus of Samuel Rutherford's Lex Rex. Thus, from a Christian framework Jefferson and Franklin were able to write that men have certain inalienable rights, a notion derived from a specifically Christian world-view."
~ Francis Schaeffer, Art and the Bible, Editor's note: Schaeffer mentions in passing as a side note on how consensus may romantically reflect truth (in government or art), even without a sufficient base.